Two Campsites Available with Limit of Two Vehicles Per Site. The Campground has oak trees and large rocks next to a creek, no pavement. Big Caliente hot springs is ½ mile away. Bring water. The campground is usually full on weekends and during deer hunting season, mid August through late September. The last 12 miles of driving to the campground is on dirt roads.
At a Glance
The road to the Upper Santa Ynez Recreation Area closed today, Wed. December 18 due to predicted rain on Thursday. Closed until further notice. Contact the SB Ranger District for road status at (805) 967-3481
Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
Pack out all trash. 14 day stay limit.
Directions: (From Santa Barbara) Hwy 101, 8 miles N.W. on Hwy 154, 25 miles E. on East Camino Cielo to the Pendola Station, right on Big Caliente Road (5N16). The camp is 2 miles up Big Caliente Road.
Camping & Cabins
Creek access, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian.